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Rich families and notables always had their own \"Diwan-Khanas\" or guest-houses which served as places for social interaction and often offered food, tea, and coffee for male guests. They also offered access for the poor who needed help.  These notable families included:
• Mulla Afandi ( land owner, one of the richest )
• Haj Wayyis Agha (land owner)
• Abdul Rahman Agha al-Doghramachi ( land owner )
• Jirjees Agha al-Doghramachi ( land owner )
• Sayyid Abdullah Pasha (land owner)
• Taha Agha al-Uzairi (land owner)
• Asad Othman Afandi ( Islamic cleric)
• Omar Agha al-Asadi ( land owner)
• Haj Rashid wayyis Agha  ( land owner)
• Ali Pasha al-Doghramachi (land owner)
• Mohammed Agha al-Doghramachi
• Yaqoub Agha (land owner)
• Haidar Afandi al-Haidari ( Islamic cleric)
• Shihab al-Dabbagh Chalabi ( merchant)
• Sayyid Ahmad Agha (land owner)
• Mulla Hidayat Peera Babi (land owner)


The houses of some of these notable families can be found and identified today while many have either disappeared or cannot be identified yet because of the lack of accurate records. Detailed social and anthropological research is needed to identify as many original families and houses as possible.  The overwhelming majority of the residents were Muslim Kurds but also included families of Turkish and Arab origin. There were also some Christians and Jews.
  

 



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